Ever since I was a very young girl, I have always had a strong love for dogs and wanted to work and be with them. My dream from when I was 7 years old was to be a sled dog musher in the snowy plains of Alaska, and I was able to live that dream when I got older. At 9 years old I started teaching the family dog to do tricks like roll over, speak, shake, and balance treats on his nose. I would pour over books about dogs and their behavior and could identify many different breeds and their traits since I was a child and teenager.
When I was able to get a place of my own I decided to adopt a dog; that is how I found my Denali. She was a wild one and was returned to the shelter twice due to severe "behavioral" problems. I worked with her and easily saw she was a very kind and loving dog; she just had so much energy and needed strong leadership. She and I have been serving the community with Michael's Angel Paws for two years now as a Therapy Dog team specializing in Geriatric and Hospice residents.
My heart also belongs to people. I am an avid blood donor and a bone marrow donor. I spend as much time as I can to serve others and to bring smiles to their faces. I was a sick kid when I was younger due to an accident that nearly claimed my life, and if it wasn't for the doctors, volunteers, donors, and divine intervention I wouldn't be here.
I am a business student and I currently live with my two dogs, Denali and Tuff Love, and my little foster dog Ottobot. I look forward to working with all those who come to Michael's Angel Paws, whether human or canine, and growing with this amazing organization.